Thursday 12th

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYMalware
TYPEVirus

Summary

This virus activates on Thursday the 12th, popping up a window with a warning that the next day is Friday the 13th. It pretends to be an anti-virus program, called VirCheck V1.2

The virus avoids infecting programs with names containing the following patterns:


SCAN

 (McAfee's SCAN)


 CLEAN

(McAfee's CLEAN)


 VIR


(Various anti-virus programs)


 ARJ


The ARJ compression program


 FLU


FLUSHOT+ from Ross Greenberg


 COMMAND
COMMAND.COM

Removal

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